November 19 - December 2, 2020

Current School News

November 19 - December 2, 2020

All School

School Picture Day - Fri., Nov. 20
*Formal Uniforms Required

Picture order forms were sent home with students. Please complete, with payment, a form for each child individually and return to your child's homeroom teacher prior to Fri., Nov. 20. Extra forms are available in the office if needed. Please see the links below for further details and to order online.

*Please note that formal uniforms are required for picture day. Please refer to the Uniform Policy for details. Any students who do not have the required formal uniform vest (Boys K-9 and Girls 6-9) should wear all other pieces of the formal uniform and will be provided with a vest for the individual pictures. Students in 10th-12th grades will wear their new blazers and are not required to wear the navy vest. 

Picture Day Letter

Online Ordering

Formal Uniform Chart

Conservatory Faculty Recital - Fri., Nov. 20, 2-3pm

Grammar school students and all parents are invited to The Oaks Conservatory Faculty Recital. If you are unable to attend in person there is a Zoom link available in Jupiter.

The Oaks Conservatory Faculty Recital Invitation

Moms' Prayer Walk Cancelled Fri., Nov. 20

Please note there will be no Moms' Prayer Walk Fri., Nov. 20 so that moms are available to attend the Conservatory Faculty Recital.

Thanksgiving Break - No School M-F, Nov. 23-27

May your break be restful and filled with thanksgiving.

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever."
- 1 Chronicles 16:34

Dads' Prayer, Ladies' Prayer, and Moms' Prayer Walks 

Please note that prayer groups will not be meeting during the Thanksgiving break. The regular meeting times will resume after the break.

High School Basketball Postponed

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions High School Basketball has been postponed. Please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Scott Welch if you have any questions.

A Christmas Carol - Postponed to Jan. 8 & 9

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions The Oaks Theatre's presentation of A Christmas Carol has been postponed to January. Showtimes will be Fri., Jan. 8th at 7pm and Sat. Dec. 9th at 2pm & 6pm. Tickets are on sale for $10. Tickets previously purchased for the December dates will be transferred to the January dates for the same showtime. Please call 208-691-4833 to purchase tickets or for any ticket questions.

A Christmas Carol Poster

Christmas Concert at the Fox Theater - Cancelled

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions The Oaks Annual Christmas Concert at the Fox Theater, scheduled for Tues., Dec. 15, has been cancelled. This means that Wed., Dec. 16 there will not be a late start, classes will begin at 8:30am. We are currently working on other ways that we, as a community, can celebrate Christmas this year. Please stay tuned...

Update on Uniform Vest Orders

The embroidered vests which were ordered for the Uniform House have had their arrival date pushed off until January. We apologize for this added delay.

Oaks Masks Now Available!

Exciting news: Lands' End masks, with The Oaks logo, are now available in the school office for $5 each. Both adult and child sizes are available. There are only 60 masks total though, so it's first come, first served!

Have You Joined Friends of The Oaks?

Join a growing community of givers who make this kingdom work possible! For more info. -- Friends of The Oaks

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Early Dismissal (12:30pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break
Feb. 23 - Open House (9-11am)

Blessed Beyond Measure - Celebrating 25 Years

Grammar School

Jupiter Help

Did you know that Jupiter has tutorial videos? These short informational videos are a great way to familiarize yourself with Jupiter and it's many features. To watch the videos click on the circle icon at the top of your screen for a list of options and select "video tours" at the bottom of the list. There is also a Jupiter Help page on our website under the "Parent" tab. If you are having difficulty logging in or need further Jupiter assistance please contact Mrs. Anya Schnell.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

PSAT Registration Due Tues., Dec. 1

The PSAT test this year will be held Tues., Jan. 26, 2021, 8am-12:30pm at The Oaks. The January test date, offered this year only, may allow for a better testing environment for our students so we are taking advantage of the opportunity from the CollegeBoard. This administration date will have the same benefits as the usual October PSAT/NMSQT test date, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Oaks requires all juniors to take the PSAT test; sophomores and freshmen are welcome to take it if they choose. To register please turn in the completed registration form (attached below) and $18 registration fee to the school office by Tues., Dec. 1. For questions, please contact Mrs. Gibson.

PSAT Registration Form

Uniform Notes - Blazers, Skirt/Skort Length, Outerwear, & Formal Uniform Tights

Students are looking so sharp in their new uniform pieces! As we adapt to the new policy, both new and returning families should read the updated policy over carefully. Of particular note:

  • Blazers -- Seeing the rhetoric students attired in their new blazers is wonderful! Many thanks to Mr. Charlie Dowers for his work in making the purchase of these blazers possible.
  • Skirt/Skort Length -- We are grateful that switching to Lands' End for our skirt/skort provider has made it easier to obtain garments in various lengths and styles that fit and flatter different body types. When the ladies' skirts or skorts are too short for their frames or too snug around their waists, it is easy for the garment to get pulled up by backpacks or to ride up in front or back and to become immodest. Moms and dads, would you please check that your daughter's skirts or skorts are properly sized? Our uniform policy specifies knee-length as the target sizing goal. Thankfully, Lands' End customer service agents can provide you with sizing help to determine which skirts or skorts can best work for your daughter and they are willing to help with exchanges if your current item does not fit properly. Thank you for attending to this matter!
  • Outerwear -- As the current policy states, during the school day, secondary students may only wear outerwear items included in the uniform policy. "The school day" includes the time when students arrive on campus until they leave - unless they are changing into clothes for a particular extra-curricular activity that requires different attire after school. When the days become frigid such that warm winter coats are required, those may be worn into the school building and then stowed in students' lockers until the end of the day. *Update: To help accommodate students' transition to this policy, students have until the 1st day of the 2nd quarter to fully comply. Until that time, students will be allowed to wear non-uniform outerwear when necessary for being outdoors during the school day.
  • Formal Uniform Tights -- For our school pictures, upcoming on Nov. 20th, ladies should plan to wear black tights (instead of flesh-toned nylons or footies) along with the proper shoes (please note that the parameters for formal uniform shoes have changed from last year). We can't wait to see all of the rhetoric students attired in their new blazers on picture day!

Finding a Fit College - A Note from Mrs. Gibson

10th-12th Grade Students & Parents - If you are college-minded and have an hour during this Thanksgiving break, I encourage you to watch this helpful video: "Tips on Choosing a Best-Fit College and a Major." I have been in touch with both panelists, one from Messiah College and the other from Delaware County Christian School. Their information is presented in a clear and succinct manner. The only aspect of their webinar that was not emphasized is the importance of considering the "spiritual fit" of a college or university. To address that important conversation, I have attached my own document on finding a "Fit College." I would be happy to discuss any of these ideas with you; simply reach out and we can schedule a time to meet. Happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College & Career Counseling

Finding a Fit College

Grammar School

Jupiter Help

Did you know that Jupiter has tutorial videos? These short informational videos are a great way to familiarize yourself with Jupiter and it's many features. To watch the videos click on the circle icon at the top of your screen for a list of options and select "video tours" at the bottom of the list. There is also a Jupiter Help page on our website under the "Parent" tab. If you are having difficulty logging in or need further Jupiter assistance please contact Mrs. Anya Schnell.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

PSAT Registration Due Tues., Dec. 1

The PSAT test this year will be held Tues., Jan. 26, 2021, 8am-12:30pm at The Oaks. The January test date, offered this year only, may allow for a better testing environment for our students so we are taking advantage of the opportunity from the CollegeBoard. This administration date will have the same benefits as the usual October PSAT/NMSQT test date, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Oaks requires all juniors to take the PSAT test; sophomores and freshmen are welcome to take it if they choose. To register please turn in the completed registration form (attached below) and $18 registration fee to the school office by Tues., Dec. 1. For questions, please contact Mrs. Gibson.

PSAT Registration Form

Uniform Notes - Blazers, Skirt/Skort Length, Outerwear, & Formal Uniform Tights

Students are looking so sharp in their new uniform pieces! As we adapt to the new policy, both new and returning families should read the updated policy over carefully. Of particular note:

  • Blazers -- Seeing the rhetoric students attired in their new blazers is wonderful! Many thanks to Mr. Charlie Dowers for his work in making the purchase of these blazers possible.
  • Skirt/Skort Length -- We are grateful that switching to Lands' End for our skirt/skort provider has made it easier to obtain garments in various lengths and styles that fit and flatter different body types. When the ladies' skirts or skorts are too short for their frames or too snug around their waists, it is easy for the garment to get pulled up by backpacks or to ride up in front or back and to become immodest. Moms and dads, would you please check that your daughter's skirts or skorts are properly sized? Our uniform policy specifies knee-length as the target sizing goal. Thankfully, Lands' End customer service agents can provide you with sizing help to determine which skirts or skorts can best work for your daughter and they are willing to help with exchanges if your current item does not fit properly. Thank you for attending to this matter!
  • Outerwear -- As the current policy states, during the school day, secondary students may only wear outerwear items included in the uniform policy. "The school day" includes the time when students arrive on campus until they leave - unless they are changing into clothes for a particular extra-curricular activity that requires different attire after school. When the days become frigid such that warm winter coats are required, those may be worn into the school building and then stowed in students' lockers until the end of the day. *Update: To help accommodate students' transition to this policy, students have until the 1st day of the 2nd quarter to fully comply. Until that time, students will be allowed to wear non-uniform outerwear when necessary for being outdoors during the school day.
  • Formal Uniform Tights -- For our school pictures, upcoming on Nov. 20th, ladies should plan to wear black tights (instead of flesh-toned nylons or footies) along with the proper shoes (please note that the parameters for formal uniform shoes have changed from last year). We can't wait to see all of the rhetoric students attired in their new blazers on picture day!

Finding a Fit College - A Note from Mrs. Gibson

10th-12th Grade Students & Parents - If you are college-minded and have an hour during this Thanksgiving break, I encourage you to watch this helpful video: "Tips on Choosing a Best-Fit College and a Major." I have been in touch with both panelists, one from Messiah College and the other from Delaware County Christian School. Their information is presented in a clear and succinct manner. The only aspect of their webinar that was not emphasized is the importance of considering the "spiritual fit" of a college or university. To address that important conversation, I have attached my own document on finding a "Fit College." I would be happy to discuss any of these ideas with you; simply reach out and we can schedule a time to meet. Happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College & Career Counseling

Finding a Fit College

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Early Dismissal (12:30pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break
Feb. 23 - Open House (9-11am)